Predicting Hospital Readmissions in a Commercially Insured Population over Varying Time Horizons


Reducing hospital readmissions is a federal policy priority, and predictive models of hospital readmissions have proliferated in recent years; however, most such models tend to focus on the 30-day readmission time horizon and do not consider readmission over shorter (or longer) windows. The objective of this study, co-authored by Drs. Morgan Henderson and Fei Han and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, was to evaluate the performance of a predictive model of hospital readmissions over three different readmission timeframes in a commercially insured population.

Read the article online.